In focus: prisoners and organ donation, bishops united against abortion, U.S.-born priest appointed to oversee Dicastery for Bishops
Nation/World news briefs: Feb. 6, 2023
Eritrean authorities detain Catholic bishop, but won’t say why
Eritrean authorities are continuing to detain Catholic Bishop Fikremariam Hagos Tsalim of Segheneity, who was arrested at the airport Oct. 15, 2022.
Author recounts journey from gang involvement to success as sociologist
The author writes about his home life, his life in gangs and in prison, and how he was able to overcome difficulties to achieve his academic success.
New coalition seeks to pull together church’s prison ministry efforts
U.S. incarceration rates grew so fast over the past generation, they far outstripped the ability of any one organization to keep up. That issue is now being addressed by the new Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition.
Solitary confinement in U.S. prisons qualifies today as torture
The federal Justice Department report April 3 on prison conditions in Alabama told of “a high level of violence that is too common, cruel, of an unusual nature and pervasive.”
Pope to celebrate Holy Thursday Mass in Rome prison
Pope Francis once again will celebrate the Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper in a prison and will wash the feet of 12 inmates.
‘No one can replace a mother,’ Chilean inmate tells Pope Francis
Pope Francis has visited other prisons, but this was the first time on his travels as pope that he visited one just for women. He was greeted by women standing with their babies in their arms.